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HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support

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Information about this course:

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. This course is suitable for those students requiring workplace first aid skills. This course was previously called Level 1 first aid.

This unit of competency is classified as current as per the information provided for this unit at www.training.gov.au.

Target audience:

Those who are required to provide an emergency first aid response in a workplace.

Course Requirements:

There are no prerequisite, entry, work-placement, licencing or certification requirements for this course.

Students are not required to bring any materials or equipment with them to the course.

Assessment Requirements:

It is a Training Package requirement of this course that you are physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on a CPR manikin placed on the floor.

Award Issued:

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for: 
  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support

Recertification Requirements:

It is recommended this unit be renewed every 3 years in line with industry standards.

Course duration:

  • Full course: 6 hours face to face
  • Full course:  pre-course study plus 5 hours face-to-face
  • Refesher course: 5 hours face-to-face
  • Refesher course: pre-course study plus 3 hours face-to-face

Important information regarding course durations:

Course durations, as mentioned above, are reflective of group sizes of between 4 and 15 participants. If there are less students in a group, you may find course duration reduced by a maximum of 10%. If a class size exceeds 15 participants it may therefore also be necessary to increase course duration depending on the number of participants.

Pre course study options: (Pre-course study is optional)

There are a few different options for completing your pre-course study. 
 
We recommend our First Aid News Video as it is the most convenient option.
 
Other options include
  • Ebook
  • Online training
  • Hard copy coloured workbook
 
Click here to find out more information
 
The pre course study includes multi choice questions. You must take the completed paper, or the online completion print out, with you to the training course.

Related Course Documentation

What should I look for when choosing a training provider?

The Australian Skills and Qualifications Authority (ASQA) has developed a fact sheet to help you to be fully informed about your decision to enrol into a course. This information can be found by clicking here

A copy of the Student Agreement should be read before enrolling in this course.

What are my rights and responsibilties as a student?

The Australian Skills and Qualification Authority (ASQA) requires that students be aware of their rights and responsibilities once they have selected their training provider. By enrolling into any of our courses you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions outlined in our Student Agreement 

All students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.

(HLTAID002) What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?

Performance Evidence

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

There must be evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

  • Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:
  • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
  • responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • managed the unconscious breathing casualty
  • followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Responded to at least one simulated first aid scenario contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:
  • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • provided an accurate verbal or written report of the incident
  • Applied first aid procedures for the following:
  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • bleeding control
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • shock

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

  • State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:
  • ARC Guidelines relevant to provision of CPR and first aid
  • safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
  • legal, workplace and community considerations, including:
  • awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • duty of care requirements
  • respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • own skills and limitations
  • consent
  • privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • importance of debriefing
  • considerations when providing basic emergency life support, including:
  • airway obstruction due to body position
  • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • appropriate use of an AED
  • chain of survival
  • standard precautions
  • principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios:
  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • bleeding control
  • cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • chocking and airway obstruction
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • shock
  • stroke
  • basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
  • considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions
  • chest
  • how to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • response/consciousness
  • upper airway and effect of positional change

(HLTAID002) How will I be assessed for this course?

The following assessment tasks are required for this course:

  • Theory Questions consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions
  • Performance Tasks
  • Simulated Practical Scenarios

Please note: CPR must be demonstrated on the floor for 2 minutes

Overall assessment duration: 5 hours

(HLTAID002) Where can I access a copy of the training package?

 You can access a copy of the training package here

Is there any latex in the manikins?

Resuscitation manikins are latex free.

How can I contact my trainer?

You can contact a trainer in your area for this course in our First Aid Trainer Directory.

What are the Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements for this course?

 In order to meet competency for this unit, you will be required to meet the LLN requirements of the Training Package. You can find more information regarding our LLN support services here